Teachers Receive Shock Awards in Spokane Valley

Pace Logo Horizontal Teachers Receive Shock Awards in Spokane ValleyLast week, several good character traits were brought to light during an Opportunity Elementary all-school assembly. Andy Olson, the head coach of Spokane’s arena football league (the Spokane Shock) and defensive lineman Jonathan Williams spoke to students about the importance of Respect, Responsibility and Diligence. They also honored the hard work and perseverance of our teachers.

Partners for Advancing Character Education (PACE), which put on the assembly, thanked the Spokane Valley Walmart for their Generosity in donating ten $100 gift cards for teachers to purchase classroom supplies. Members of the Spokane Shock participated in the drawing to give out the cards to 10 lucky and deserving teachers.

PACE is a community group of educators, parents, businesspeople, and faith-based organizations which works together with kids to recognize and promote good character. The BBB Serving Eastern Washington, North Idaho, and Montana is a PACE founding member.

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About Holly Doering

Holly Doering has worked for the Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern Washington, North Idaho, and Montana for half a decade. Her areas of expertise include the CORE Values Program (Character, Optimism, Respect, Ethics) for Teens and Charity Review as well as writing and editing. Prior to that, she has written for two newspapers, a local magazine, and taught English at the community college. She is the proud author of a short story in ZYZZYVA literary magazine and has had good luck publishing lots of poetry. Each year she rolls up her sleeves and wades into the autumn Nanowrimo writing madness and has several unfinished novels to her credit.